Safer Internet Day 2021 – how will you have the conversation with children in your care?

by Freya Lucas

January 14, 2021

On Safer Internet Day, which in 2021 will be held Tuesday 9 February, the world comes together with a shared vision of making online experiences better for everyone…but this can be a challenge when it comes to working with children under five years of age. 

 

In order to support educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner will launch two new resources for young children, the Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 picture book and the My Family Rules song by Lah-Lah.

 

As the official committee in Australia eSafety celebrates Safer Internet Day as one of the most important events of the year, as well as supporting year round by offering webinars and sharing tips and resources that help all communities throughout Australia talk about online issues and the best strategies for staying safe.

 

A range of resources, activities and tips are available to support educators to help ‘start the chat’ with children, families, friends and communities about online safety.

 

Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 tells the adventures of eSafety’s young sugar glider twins, as they engage in fun digital technology experiences and learn what to do when something unexpected happens.

 

The book will be officially launched on Safer Internet Day, and will be available free of charge in libraries nationally as well as a limited edition hard copy which will be made available post launch.  

 

Those who are interested can also register  as a supporter of Safer Internet Day and access the free learning resources on the eSafety website here

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